Two talented songwriters converge for solo acoustic sets at Rumba
New Albany native Aaron Lee Tasjan should be familiar to you by now, but if not, get hip to his breakthrough 2016 album, Silver Tears (New West). Tasjan's brand of outsider, East Nashville Americana has (deservedly) garnered rave reviews. Expect lots of new songs from his anticipated forthcoming record produced by Jeff Trott, and also plenty of jokes and anecdotes.
“A lot of the stuff that happened when I was a kid I still use in my shows,” Tasjan told Alive last year. “When I was in high school, we had this guy who was kind of like Matthew McConaughey in ‘Dazed and Confused.' He'd graduated earlier than us but he was still hanging around. He'd get us beer. He played baseball, so we used to call him Baseball Fred. I still use a lot of Baseball Fred anecdotes in my show, because he was such a funny, wacky dude. And anyone can relate to high school kids desperate to get their hands on some Natural Light beer.”
Co-headliner and Louisiana native Dylan LeBlanc falls somewhere in between the smoky psychedelia of Kevin Morby and Ryan Adams' early folk-rock. The gauzy, Sunday-morning-coming-down songs from LeBlanc's 2016 album, Cautionary Tale, should pair nicely with Tasjan's set. (Don't miss it)